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Armando's Dakota Bar & Grill

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73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
760-346-0744
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
loved this place... but it caught fire

we always loved going to Armandos for lunch as they had excellent mexican food and you could sit outside with the mister on on the warm days... the food was excellent and it was right on El Paseo Dr. well, last time we went to Palm Desert we learned that Armandos had been destroyed by a fire. we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
iamjudiSoCal
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Norwalk, California
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Norwalk, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

we always loved going to Armandos for lunch as they had excellent mexican food and you could sit outside with the mister on on the warm days... the food was excellent and it was right on El Paseo Dr. well, last time we went to Palm Desert we learned that Armandos had been destroyed by a fire. we heard they... More 

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Palm Desert
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Armando's line has been disconnected for weeks. The kitchen fire was long ago. They had legendary margaritas and a delicious fajitas recipe. A great place has circled the drain.

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Guelph, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Come for the inviting patio out front, stay for the margaritas! The food here was fantastic, very good mexican with lots on the menu. The patio is right on El Paseo so you'll be busy watching the busy shoppers and expensive cars pass by. But the real winner were the margaritas. Make sure you arrange a ride home, you'll need... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The have a specialty relleno here, I think Rosalie's..it is really really good! The food here is authentic and tasty. Great margaritas, tequila lovers will love this place.Great salsa as well.

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San Jose CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Whoa, we showed up at Armando's a few weeks ago and found it shut down due to a fire?!!! Please re-open quickly. We love eating outside and watching the foot traffic. In the pre-fire days, Armando's was one of our two favorite places to eat in Palm Desert.

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lorain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Dined outside for dinner w/party of 6. Service was good and all meals were delicious.fish tacos were a favorite.

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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Sorry to hear of your unfortunate incident. Sometimes you just have to wonder why things happen. Karma maybe !!!!!

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Ontario
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Dropped by without reservations on a Friday night. Eventually got a table for six on the patio but were told we had to be out in an hour :(. The margaritas were fantastic as were the nachos and salsa served immediately upon arrival. We all ordered either the fish tacos, chimichungas or chicken with mole sauce. All of the meals... More 

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Oakville, Ontario
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Noticed the line-ups for lunch and decided to go for dinner. The nachos and salsa were an excellent beginning to a wonderful meal. Fish tacos were outstanding and chicken quesadilla was delicious and so large that I also had it for lunch the following day. Great place for people spotting - clearly a popular place for the well known locals.... More 

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El Centro, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We love Armando's! They have great guacamole, salsa, Mexican food, and Margaritas! Our favorite place to sit is outside.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-346-0744

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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